Admitting no fault, Crowley Capital has settled with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality over a string of septic-related violations at the Hoback RV Park.

The settlement was announced roughly a year after Crowley originally gave residents a month to pack up and leave, planning to install a new septic system with less capacity than the old one, which failed and was pooling sewage on the ground above the leach field. That system violated a slew of Wyoming environmental laws and led the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to issue a July 2020 notice of violations. Teton County had earlier sent a notice of its own.

RV park residents organized to fight the eviction notices. They were sent in November 2020, and required residents whose leases ended at the end of December to leave when they concluded, in the middle of winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, residents were generally able to stay through May, then had to leave.

Jeffrey Meehan was one of them. 

“It was a horrific experience,” Meehan told the Jackson Hole Daily. “I can’t believe it happened and I can’t believe it happened in a place like Jackson.”

Both the Department of Environmental Quality and Teton County worked with Crowley to bring the lot into compliance via installing a new septic system, county sanitarian Ted VanHolland told the Daily. The park is now “in compliance” with county code, he said.

Read more about the settlement online at

This article was updated to clarify that Teton County sent a notice of violation to Crowley Capital before the Wyoming DEQ. — Eds.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

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